State of Resistance by Manuel Pastor audiobook

State of Resistance: What California’s Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America’s Future

By Manuel Pastor
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Tantor Audio 9781620973295
7.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A leading sociologist’s brilliant and revelatory argument that the future of politics, work, immigration, and more may be found in California Once upon a time, any mention of California triggered unpleasant reminders of Ronald Reagan and right-wing tax revolts, ballot propositions targeting undocumented immigrants, and racist policing that sparked two of the nation’s most devastating riots. In fact, California confronted many of the challenges the rest of the country faces now—decades before the rest of us. Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, overincarceration, and more. As white residents became a minority and job loss drove economic uncertainty, California had its own Trump moment twenty-five years ago, but has become increasingly blue over each of the last seven presidential elections. How did the Golden State manage to emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country? Thirty years after Mike Davis’ hellish depiction of California in City of Quartz, the award-winning sociologist Manuel Pastor guides us through a new and improved California, complete with lessons that the nation should heed. State of Resistance makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, a renewed commitment to public investments, the cultivation of social movements and community organizing, and more.

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Summary

Summary

A leading sociologist’s brilliant and revelatory argument that the future of politics, work, immigration, and more may be found in California

Once upon a time, any mention of California triggered unpleasant reminders of Ronald Reagan and right-wing tax revolts, ballot propositions targeting undocumented immigrants, and racist policing that sparked two of the nation’s most devastating riots. In fact, California confronted many of the challenges the rest of the country faces now—decades before the rest of us.

Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, overincarceration, and more. As white residents became a minority and job loss drove economic uncertainty, California had its own Trump moment twenty-five years ago, but has become increasingly blue over each of the last seven presidential elections. How did the Golden State manage to emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country?

Thirty years after Mike Davis’ hellish depiction of California in City of Quartz, the award-winning sociologist Manuel Pastor guides us through a new and improved California, complete with lessons that the nation should heed. State of Resistance makes the case for honestly engaging racial anxiety in order to address our true economic and generational challenges, a renewed commitment to public investments, the cultivation of social movements and community organizing, and more.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Provocative and deftly argued, Pastor’s book reminds us that the future is unwritten and that it always has deep roots in, and connections to, the past.” Kirkus Reviews
“A deeply engaging look at the sociopolitical landscape of the Golden State, and what it means for the rest of America.” Booklist
“Slim, densely packed…Covers a great deal of material, tracing the decline…and the state’s eventual rebound from divisive policies and politics.” Publisher Weekly
“Concise, clear and convincing, [Pastor] contends that the redemptive arc of modern California’s history offers…guidance on a vision for the country as a whole.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Manuel Pastor

Author Bio: Manuel Pastor

Manuel Pastor is a professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and codirector of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration. He currently holds the Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change at USC and lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English